Tuesday, March 4, 2014

11 Years Together

Eleven years ago we met this little darling
in a hot and humid room in Guangzhou, China!
We received the photos below before we
traveled to meet her. 

I remember thinking - oh great, she's walking and only 12 months old!
Well, standing was more like it at almost 14 months when we met her.
She didn't really want to show us everything she knew and
could do when we first met.  So she crawled a lot, cried all night 
and tried to keep people out of her personal space in 
her own unique way.
Very bright for one so young!

She waited to make sure we were acceptable,
before she walked, smiled, laughed, trusted and began to love us.

Doesn't she have the most determined looking little face!
Wow -- such a beautiful and brave baby!

She loves big 
and loves hugs -- 
giving and getting them!
She is a wonderful gift and blessing to our family!
We love you Maddy Boo!


Musings from Kim K. said...

Happy Family Anniversary!!! I always enjoy seeing flashback photos. We'll be celebrating Josie's anniversary soon too.

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Cheers to 11 years with your gorgeous girl! May the future be forever bright.

Love Letters To China said...

Such a wonderful post Janet! What blessing our children are to our lives. Maddy is growing into such a beautiful young lady. xoxo

Laurie said...

Happy 11 years!!! LOVE those early pictures… she was such a darling baby- and now such a beautiful young lady! Blessings all around!

Courtney said...

Happy 11 years together. She was a precious little baby and is growing into such a beautiful young lady

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

You have a beautiful young lady in your family! Happy 11th Anniversary!

Purple Flowers said...

I really like the energy your daughter Maddy Boo has. You can tell she's thrilled with everything good and happy in life. What a gift! Happy Anniversary to you and your family!!

starnes family said...

She is a special little girl. Cheers on this big day!

Jodee said...

Maddy was the perfect addition to your family! You are sooo blessed to be her mama. I love, love, love her big heart!

P.S. I still love how I busted you in the baby aisle at Target with her referral picture! I couldn't believe my eyes!

Sammy said...

She really is a cutie!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

wow 11-years of love that's pretty awesome.